Media Advisory - Electrical utilities from eastern U.S. and Canada gather in Toronto to discuss mutual aid

TORONTO, Oct. 26, 2015 /CNW/ - With winter storm season approaching, more than 100 representatives from utilities across the north-east are meeting in Toronto for the 2015 North Atlantic Mutual Assistance (NAMAG) Conference.

The two-day event provides Toronto Hydro and neighbouring utilities an opportunity to further prepare for emergencies. The conference will work on strengthening processes that facilitate mutual aid to ensure quick responses during major power outages.

Representatives from Toronto Hydro will be available for interviews by request and can speak about the importance of mutual aid agreements.

WHO: 

Utilities joining the conference include Hydro One, PowerStream, National Grid (New York, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island) and Exelon (Pennsylvania) among others from across the North Atlantic.  



WHAT: 

NAMAG is a consortium of 26 utilities that have agreed to share resources during an emergency, like the 2013 ice storm. The 2015 Conference brings together members for presentations and networking events



WHERE:      

Renaissance Hotel

1 Blue Jays Way

Toronto, ON M5V 1J4



WHEN:        

Tuesday, October 27 - Wednesday, October 28, 2015



WHY:            

The networking event helps nearby utilities build strong relationships and processes that improve mutual aid, and emergency preparedness planning and response.

 

SOURCE Toronto Hydro Corporation

For further information: Tori Gass, Media Relations Specialist, Toronto Hydro, 416-903-4037, media@torontohydro.com

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